Master Art and Media Practice

Speak without obligation to University of Westminster

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Image gallery

Comments about Master Art and Media Practice - At the institution - London - Greater London

  • Objectives
    This course enables the student to:-study with a broad range of experienced tutors-develop their creative practice-consider their work in relation to contemporary debates-create work in a supportive, well-resourced and energetic environment-expand their appreciation of the cultural sectors-experience the process of placing work in public
  • Academic title
    MA Art and Media Practice
  • Course description
    Are you interested in fusions across media, combining traditional forms with new media or extending beyond the media you studied in your BA. Are you a practitioner looking for a change of direction? - then this is the course for you.

    This innovative project-based programme focuses on the cross-fertilisation of artistic and theoretical ideas across a range of media.The course encourages the development of personal creative work across a broad spectrum of art and media practices within the context of contemporary critical debates.
    Responding to demand from home and abroad for practice-based opportunities, this programme has built on the diversity of our creative and critical expertise in combinations of:

    Art in the physical domain:
    whether this is physical, virtual, or social; exploring sustainability and environment, fusions between traditional and new technologies.

    Two and three dimensions:
    across graphic art and design, painting, illustration, photography and digital imaging, installation, ceramics and sculpture.

    The practical project is the centre of the course:
    This is supported by research active supervisors (many of whom have international reputations), visiting speakers, facility media centres,  seminars, presentations and tutorials in a professional and supportive environment.

    Each student uses their existing art and media skills to develop a professional quality project that proceeds from research to public exhibition. Individual skills can be enhanced by a supporting programme of technical workshops.

    Students are expected to be highly self-motivated and able to undertake individual research from the start. Research is considered to be an important element of project development and provides a context for investigation and experimentation that are integral to the process of making creative work.

    Alumni Tracking
    Last year we carried out an alumni tracking process, sending out questionnaires to those whose details remained on file and seeking, through a ‘snowball’ approach, to track those whose details had become outdated. An ex-student on the course carried out this process and this led to an increase in students joining the alumni society and others meeting to arrange for joint screenings of moving works.

    Much of the information on individuals was very interesting with ex students taking up careers as diverse as BBC Editor to Public Artist; Independent Film Maker to Festival Organiser and Arts Funding Officer; Gallery Curator to Community Artist. The study confirmed our view that most students become Independent Art or Media practitioners (approx 75%). Those that are employed (approx 17%) represent a diverse range of cultural industries. Approximately 8% go into PhD Research and Education.

Other programs related to media studies

This site uses cookies.
If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted.
See more  |